I like Benchmades. I like the 710, 730, 615, 806, 581... 586 and 525 for something < 3", 707 for something a little classier.
Funny, none of those are made anymore. And I've tried the old ones they do still make like the 551 and 940 and I know I'm not crazy about them.
None of the new stuff really grabs me. I'll probably get a Bugout with my REI dividend at some point, but that's it.
I don't know how common of an opinion this is, but my participation in this forum and the one Benchmade hosts has fallen off proportionally with Benchmade dropping models I'm interested in.